After informants buy coke, man is arrested
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
February 15, 2013
A Jackson man remains in jail after he allegedly sold seven grams of cocaine to undercover law enforcement informants.
German Fuentes Roa, 25, faces a charge of delivering cocaine, which is a felony.
Authorities allege that Roa sold cocaine to confidential informants working with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation on two different occasions in 2011.
An informant initially identified Roa to agents as a known cocaine dealer in the area who went by the name “Chaparro,” according to court files.
In February 2011, Roa allegedly sold that informant three grams of cocaine for $300 in the Jackson Lumber parking lot. The informant then handed the drugs over to state agents.
The second buy was in March 2011, according to court files. That time, Roa allegedly sold an informant four grams of cocaine in exchange for $400 in state-approved buy funds.
The material turned over to law enforcement tested positive for cocaine at a state crime lab.
At Roa’s initial appearance in 9th Circuit Court last week, Judge James Radda set his bail at $50,000 cash or surety bond. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement also has a hold on Roa, meaning federal authorities will arrest him if he is released from Teton County’s custody.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21.